But I figured I'd give you all a glimpse of my blogging processes ;)
- The light-bulb - ooh! I could do this! Now I have something to write about! (This is less of a problem when it comes to reviews, because I already know what I'm supposed to be writing about.)
- The blank page - why won't you have writing on you: why?!
- The writing stuff - normally I just throw my brains onto the page and hope for the best. Sometimes I'll write out the main points I want to make - because otherwise I have a tendency to forget them. Usually though, it's straight from brain to keyboard.
- The re-reading - when did I write that?! That doesn't even make sense! (Bashes head against laptop.)
- The formatting - any pictures, links, font styles, etc., which I haven't included as I was going along need to be chucked in here.
- More re-reading, more formatting - I normally tweak little things for a while: things I'm not happy with, things I forgot to put in, etc. And getting the images to line up right with the text is the bane of my existence.
- The scheduling - I always schedule my posts, because then even if I'm busy I know they've gone out when I wanted them to. I also add labels/tags. Sometimes I'll go in again and edit something before the post goes live.
- The posting and linking - the post has gone up! Now it's time to link to it on social media so that people can find it. I do this quite a bit because otherwise I don't think anyone would ever read my posts.
- The paranoia - I'm always convinced I'll have written something that annoys, offends, and/or bores people. In short, I always worry that people won't like my posts, and by extension won't like me (depression/anxiety, you gotta love the way it f**ks with your head.) Even when people say they like the post, I assume they must be humouring me.
- The relief - eventually, I accept that the post is OK/might even be good. And then I start all over again with another post.
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